West by North Day 1 Treking the USA

My Dad wanted to visit his home state of North Dakota for the 4th of July rodeo and to visit the Badlands then to Deadwood, SD.  My husband, my Dad, and I began our two week adventure from South Carolina.

Our first day was tough! A seven hour trip  to Richmond, Kentucky turned into nine hours of hard traveling due a detour caused by an accident and road contruction mixed a couple down pours of rain.  All that beIng said we did see some beautiful scenery along the way.  

Ashville, North Carolina mountains are always beautiful.

Ashville NC

I love the rocks in the cut away of the mountains. rocks


The roller coaster ride or kiss my $#! curves highway in Tennesse will give your buttock muscles a good workout as you sway back and forth in the truck! Move over vibrational exercise machine!!!

roller coaster curves


Into the tunnel, through the tunnel, and into the  light.

into tunnel

Tunnel road

tunnel exit


Dinner time at our first night destination Richmond, Kentucky. See the sign on tbe post to the right of my Dad? Check it out at neighborly sign

Richmond KY

We were so happy to arrive at our first destination and even happier to stretch out in our hotel beds after a good dinner. Resting up for tomorrow’s big adventures!

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Enjoy the Journey!

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